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Monday, December 01, 2008

POWERLUNG

HEY EVERYONE!

My cousin shared something phenomenal with me this past week and I think you should know about it. It is called POWERLUNG. I know, it doesn't look like much, but I am telling you I can't believe how much it has changed my life in one week. First off, know that I am not selling the powerlung. I don't profit off my testimony, and in no way do I otherwise benefit by telling you about this product. I'm just so excited about this thing and I think everyone should know about it. As I read this, it sounds to me like an infomercial, but I assure you I am simply very enthusiastic about this new tool that I'm using.

I taught singing for several years and played wind instruments in bands and orchestras before that, and I WISH I had a powerlung to train with back then! Now that I am a full time professional actor, my voice is one of my most important instruments and how I use it affects how I communicate and how I am perceived. In just one week of consistent use, I am experiencing a remarkable increase in the power and resonance of my speaking voice.

The powerlung was originally developed for athletes but has since been market towards musicians, respiratory rehabilitation, and casual users who wish to increase their general health and wellbeing. It's operation is simple. It adds adjustable resistance to both your inspiration and exhalation (in-breath and out-breath). I treat it like any other exercize in my workout and do at least 3 sets a day of 10 - 15 reps. I take it with me wherever I go so I can do another set if I find myself with 30 seconds of downtime. If you or someone you know does a lot of breathing in the course of your day, you might be interested in finding out more at www.powerlung.com. It works for me.

All Things Possible,
Chris

51 Comments:

  • At 6:24 PM, December 01, 2008 , Blogger Thomas said...

    ahahaha Chris with my warped sense of humor i thought i somehow attached to your garden hose. hahaha oops. It sounds like its working out great for you. I didnt know you taught singing and palyed in orchestras. wow there is no limit to your talent im so impressed. Namaste! my friend. you deserve so much in your life. im glad your using your talent. Dont know that i have much use for the device though. If my voice got to strong people might actually listen to me and then we would all be in trouble. haahahah sorry i dont mean to make fun of the tool. im just a bit goofy tonight. love and hugs and again Namaste! my friend

     
  • At 7:43 PM, December 01, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Interesting concept and it makes sense - after all the diaprhagm is a muscle and I presume that's what's really getting the workout when you use the Powerlung (yes I was paying attention in band, music class, and during singing lessons). And if you've seen improvement in one week that's pretty high praise indeed given that you already had a clear, strong, and resonant voice to start with.

    Actually, now that I think about it, given your musical background I wonder why we haven't heard you singing in something yet? Of course, Hollywood is producing so few musicals these days...

    DaveW

     
  • At 11:30 PM, December 01, 2008 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Well Tommy, it's almost like breathing through a garden hose, but harder! I was shocked at what a challenge it was at first!

    Hey Dave! Yeah, I was pretty surprised too actually getting results in a week. It really works the diaphragm and also the intercostals - muscles that probably haven't had a good work-out since my senior recital in college. I hope you get a chance to try it.

    All Things Possible,
    Chris

     
  • At 4:21 AM, December 02, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Haha, and it's tough to find anything that works the intercostals! I'll let you know if I give it a try and what I think.

    DaveW

     
  • At 4:21 AM, December 02, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Haha, and it's tough to find anything that works the intercostals! I'll let you know if I give it a try and what I think.

    DaveW

     
  • At 4:22 AM, December 02, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Okay - I wonder how I double posted my previous comment?

    DaveW

     
  • At 5:49 PM, December 05, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hello everyone these wild and crazy days before Christmas! Dave, Tim, what a snow machine we've got going here! Hope you are getting used to winter.
    I'm intrigued by the PowerLung...especially because of the health reasons mentioned and, of course, if I ever want to learn to sing, I'd need to have some lung power. I've never played a wind instrument and not being an actor, or a public speaker, I haven't considered my voice. However, Chris is right. The voice is a powerful expression of you and how people perceive you. Another great ATP tool. Keep us posted on your progress. I'd have to put it on my wish list for my ATP tool kit :).

    Are you smiling yet? I was excited today to hear two things. One about how happiness is contagious. Among networks of people. Like us!
    So the smiley face is to make you smile here and over there on the other side of the Atlantic:) or Pacific. Here's a link to the story.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97848789

    And you already know how excited I am about Lynne McTaggart's work. How's this for ATP! In her blog today she writes about a similar phenomenon.
    "Last week, when I wrote about the power of a group of 10 friends, we had a large group of comments from readers – many wanting to know more about the power of 10 and also how to create such a tribe.

    "This week I want to share with you that creating this small tribe can prove more powerful as a preventative than any diet or drug from dying from heart disease – which is almost always, metaphorically speaking, caused by dying from a broken heart.

    "Numerous studies show that people who are self-absorbed, cynical and hostile to the world also are more likely to die from a heart attack. One study actually found that the number of times a person used ‘I’ words like ‘I’, ‘me’ and ‘mine’ in an ordinary conversation multiplied the risk of a person’s dying from heart disease."
    http://www.theintentionexperiment.com/start-your-own-circle-of-protection-against-a-broken-heart.htm#more-136

    These are some of the reason's I'm grateful for the forum and the ATP spirit of the forum family. What does this have to do with breathing? Well, as Chris said...(I'm smiling again) if any of us does a lot of breathing in the course of our day:) we might be interested in doing that activity better. Which, if you do, learn how to breathe properly, that is, makes you stronger, happier, more positive, and as Tom says, with a stronger voice, someone might listen! All Things Beautiful and Possible to all the forum family...I appreciate this little "tribe" very much...Sue

     
  • At 6:10 PM, December 05, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hi again...long post from me. Those were I, me, and mine words McTaggart was talking about:) Sue

     
  • At 8:47 PM, December 05, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sue,
    FYI - no real snow here in the "Riviera of the Great Lakes" (lol). But my nephew just came down from Mt. Pleasant and his car is covered in snow so I'm sure you've got plenty! Cold though *brrrr*.

    A tribe, huh? Intriguing - but I certainly believe in the power of community as well. It not only takes a village to raise a child, but a village to take care of each and everyone of us. You've once again given us a lot to think about Sue, especially as we enter this annual holiday time. ATP!

    DaveW

     
  • At 12:47 PM, December 07, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Dave, do you have snow yet? Riviera of the Great Lakes? Does that mean I'm on the tundra?:)

    Well, I've known how important it is for us to have several groups of people in our lives in order to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle. And the more social networks we have, the better we age. Important, right? She uses the word tribe, but that's kind of neat, because it does imply likeminded individuals. In that blog about circles of friends preventing a broken heart topic, she goes on to mention: "But for many of us who are busy with work, partners and even children, we lack the time to set up these important social lifelines, and eventually, Once we want them, we have forgotten how or don’t have the contacts to find likeminded individuals."

    This happens a lot, especially as you get older. Many find themselves with only one. Say, husband and wife. If they haven't nurtured these little
    Networks, it may someday be too late. You need several to be healthy. Little groups could be family, co-workers, your theatre group, church, your exercise
    buddies, or even online networks like this. A coherent community...

    Another definition of "tribe" is: "A social group...or a group of persons having a common character, occupation, or interest." I've sensed the likemindedness and coherence of the forum family over the past three years...so I just dubbed it one of those unique ittle "tribes" of people who care about each other, Even If circumstances makes it only virtual. We're likeminded, because we care about Chris and All Things ossible, making that part of our lives, chatting about movies, and keeping up with our favorite actor. The more you think about it, the more ATP it is! The Power of Possible right here. And having the opportunity to plug into that positive wavelength every day. All of us have said how the forum family as helped us get through some tough times, as well as helped us celebrate the beautiful things in our lives.

    So I propose a Christmas toast. To the Forum Family... Cheers to another wonderful year of ATP ahead! Sue

     
  • At 8:13 PM, December 07, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sue,
    Got some snow - more like a dusting, though the roads got slippery. Expecting more tomorrow so I think we've lost our "Riviera" status - at least until April (March if we're lucky).

    I'll join you in the toast!

    DaveW

     
  • At 8:13 PM, December 07, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sue,
    Got some snow - more like a dusting, though the roads got slippery. Expecting more tomorrow so I think we've lost our "Riviera" status - at least until April (March if we're lucky).

    I'll join you in the toast!

    DaveW

     
  • At 8:13 PM, December 07, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sue,
    Got some snow - more like a dusting, though the roads got slippery. Expecting more tomorrow so I think we've lost our "Riviera" status - at least until April (March if we're lucky).

    I'll join you in the toast!

    DaveW

     
  • At 6:59 PM, December 09, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Dave,
    I don't know about the Riviera, but the tundra is one big slushy today.
    Hope the weather is fine in Illinois (since it comes this way...Tim? Hope all is well) ...lots of news coming out of there!

    Thanks for joining in the toast...and have fun getting ready for Christmas!
    Hope for some movie news soon:) ATB/P...Sue

     
  • At 2:54 PM, December 10, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey everyone

    yes the weather here has been about as fun as our politics both of which I have to say....stink.

    We had freezing rain followed by snow so the roads were a real mess yesterday. It took me two and a half hours to make a drive home that normally takes me 50 minutes. At least I had the latest political crisis to listen to on the way. As I am sure that we are getting a more detailed version today than is on the national news because it is happening in our own state, I can only tell you that the ripple effect will stretch far and wide and many other potential "targets" are doing their best to distance themselves from the governor. It will be interesting to see how this plays out although the whole situation is very sad. Greed corrupts and I think we have the poster child for both sitting in Springfield (but not for long...hopefully)

    Be safe

    Tim

     
  • At 10:28 PM, December 11, 2008 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Hey all -

    I know what you mean about the horrible weather. My T-shirt was almost not warm enough, but that was before the sun came up - whew! Close one! All this talk of snow reminds me why I live in California. But then again we have our share of weather catastrophes too. A couple of days ago we had some fog.

    Thanks for the toast Sue. A toast back to all of you for all things possible. Lots of great movies out this season. Just saw Milk. Great reminder of why tolerance is so important.

    Take care of each other.

    All Things Possible,
    Chris

     
  • At 8:42 PM, December 12, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hardee har-har Chris...I see you're working on a stand-up routine. I'd suggest sticking to acting and producing...but I'm a little grumpy because I've been getting over a bad cold, while being cold, a the joys of winter!

    But on the positive side, I was just out walking across my yard to the mailbox (I forgot to pick up my mail earlier) and you should have all been there. The beautiful moon was as full as I've ever seen it, the skies were crystal clear, and the frost on the grass literally glistened and twinkled. It was like being in the middle of the heavens with stars all around! The crisp, sharp air actually felt good in these surroundings and I took joy just in being alive to see the simple wonders of nature!

    Enjoying winter - see All Things are Possible!

    DaveW

    PS - plus, no bugs!

     
  • At 9:32 PM, December 12, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Dave,
    I have to chime in here...and agree with you. Sorry, Chris. CA is a lovely place to visit, but who is the one who said once they love the change of seasons? Or is that just autumn and not winter. While Tim, Dave and I struggle through the bad snow days and I complain about power outages, Dave's right. Thanks for reminding me that it's the full moon. There is nothing more breathtaking than a full moonlit night over a snowy Michigan (or Illinois) landscape. And might we say, Dave, that this beauty takes place between the snow and the stars? I'm up late wrapping little gifts for my breakfast group...so thought I'd better check and see what's new here...seems it's been awhile since we've heard from the other side of the pond, don't you think? Hope all is well over there weatherwise and otherwise. Sounds like it's foggy in L.A.:) Hope Santa's GPS can find you...All Things Beautiful, Wild and Wonderfully Winter back home here in Michigan! Sue

     
  • At 1:48 PM, December 13, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dave/Sue

    I too enjoyed the brightest moon I have seen in a long while. It cast a decent shadow in the snow. Nice thing about it, no damaging UV rays like they get in....California. After all, when was the last time you heard of anyone getting a moon burn?

    Chris, T-shirts are out this time of year. I would have thought that living in a place as fashion forwards as LA you would realize that thermal is the current trend....multiple layers of it. If you are in need, just let us know and we'll gather some up and send it to you.

    Tim

     
  • At 6:40 PM, December 14, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh, poor Chris, taking such a ribbing from his most loyal fans! Of course, we're all cold and cranky this time of year (lol)!

    DaveW

     
  • At 7:31 PM, December 14, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hi everyone...Tim, great comments. Can't disagree. Except re T-shirts. Chris keeps forgetting to remind us about his own T-shirt line, which I presume is still going. And they'd make cool thermals for us to wear on the tundra. The bright-moon tundra.

    And Dave, I was just thinking the same thing earlier today about taking a ribbing from friends. Did a lot of that last night at our annual couples' friends' gathering. It's great to know you have loyal friends/fans you can kid around with. I laughed so hard...and knowing that it's good for the soul, I laughed even harder! And this is really making me laugh!!-- All Things Fun! -- Well, one of my friends gave me a calendar for 2009, with every day a friendship quote. I was leafing through and this one stopped me, as I was thinking of this fun forum chat.

    "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson...wow, did he say that? :)

    This'll help take some of our cold and crankiness away, right? Be well everyone... weather in LA or MI or IL or wherever you are! Sue

     
  • At 2:24 PM, December 15, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dave, Who is cranky!? I love being cold and blue. I get to wear all those new clothes that I have bought since I have bulked up. Ok, so I am wearing them all at once but who cares! LOL

    Tim

     
  • At 3:35 PM, December 15, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Tim,
    "Bulked up?" Did I miss/forget something about your health, or is someone around here, other than Chris of course, doing some bodybuilding? I lift weights regularly myself, but not sure I'd call doing what I do bodybuilding (yet). But, in any event I'll take news of your bulking as good - unless it's just the bulk of all those layers you're referring too!

    Layering in the winter - gotta love it! Boy, did it get cold today...

    DaveW

     
  • At 3:44 PM, December 15, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Tim,
    So after my last post, a few minutes ago, I went all the way back to May to find your post about your previous battles with weight and an inherent thinness. So, with that as a background, I for one would be interested in hearing about your current progress and where you are now!

    Keep up the good work - but 4:30 am for workouts...not for me!

    DaveW

     
  • At 10:02 PM, December 15, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Tim and Dave...maybe we spoke too soon...I do believe this was the coldest day so far! Not to mention wind chill. For all the thermals!
    But now I'm wondering about the rain storms and mud slides near L.A. and hope all is well. I'm glad we don't have those. Take care, and stay warm! Sue

     
  • At 2:57 PM, December 16, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Stay safe...Tim, Dave, looks like here we go again...storm track through our neck of the woods tonight. Now concerned about our daughter driving up from MD on Friday. A White Christmas is definitely on tap, I'd say...ATB/P...Sue

     
  • At 7:15 PM, December 16, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sue,
    Actually, for us this is the first significant snowfall! What a difference a few miles of latitude makes, huh? But it is indeed a good night to be inside playing at the computer, reading, or whatever. Stay safe yourself, and stay warm!

    DaveW

     
  • At 4:08 PM, December 17, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dave

    You have a great memory. When I read your post to me I didn't have a clue what you were talking about until I went and looked myself. As far as progress goes, I would love to say that I have made fantastic progress since that post in May but the truth is that I have pretty much stayed the same. A back injury in July haulted a lot of intense training and just about the time I was healed in early October, I hurt it again although not as severe. I am back in the groove now and eating up a storm trying to add some weight before spring. My back has been getting plenty of exercise with the repated snows of this week. Here is a link to some not so wonderful before and after pictures to let you know where I came from. Thanks for the interest, yet another person to be accountable to and to keep me on track. http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj160/TimDyer/1a/

    Tim

     
  • At 5:12 PM, December 17, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Tim,
    Sorry to hear that you've been having a rough go of it in terms of your training since May, but thanks for the link. All I can say is "wow" what a transformation! You've certainly provent that all things are possible - not only in mind and spirit, but in body as well! How's it feel to be the embodiment of an ideal?

    DaveW

     
  • At 6:52 PM, December 18, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dave
    Embodiment of an ideal? Hardly! LOL I think I have a ways to go for that.

    For all you upper midwest folks, I hope the Weather Channel is wrong with their predictions of double digit snow falls tonight and tomorrow (Friday). Supposed to be really nasty. It hasn't hit here yet but the radar says it is looming. Looks like we will have a white Xmas. Not sure everyone on this forum can say that.....
    Tim

     
  • At 8:08 PM, December 18, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Tim and Sue,
    I don't think the Weather Channel is wrong this time. Schools are already closing in anticipation of the snowfall...oddly enough last year at almost this same time we had a big storm. I only remember because our university's fall commencement was cancelled because of the weather and commencement is schedule for Saturday this week...we'll see what happens!

    Stay safe and warm all!

    DaveW

     
  • At 8:08 PM, December 18, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Tim and Sue,
    I don't think the Weather Channel is wrong this time. Schools are already closing in anticipation of the snowfall...oddly enough last year at almost this same time we had a big storm. I only remember because our university's fall commencement was cancelled because of the weather and commencement is schedule for Saturday this week...we'll see what happens!

    Stay safe and warm all!

    DaveW

     
  • At 9:13 PM, December 18, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hi Dave, Tim...I was about to post about it too...seems we three are always on the storm track. Do you think it's coming from the west coast...say L.A.? Seriously, I heard the same. And how's this for a description? "Thunder freezing rain" off to the west...are you having that Tim? Yikes. And hopefully the "Riviera" will be spared...but I'm praying for safe travels for our daughter and son-in-law coming up through Ohio into Michigan tomorrow night. I suppose I should rest easy, since he's a Marine. Maybe. Hmmm. Moms never stop being mother bears, though. Just comes with the territory...er...tundra! Enjoying the "weather discussion" though...and also about your body building. This weekend it'll be lifting snow shovels!

    Should we say "go with the snow" instead of "go with the flow"??:)

    Well at least Sunday is Winter Solstice. That's something to look forward to! There's light at the end of the ATP tunnel! Sue

    Almost forgot. On a lighter note, we saw Madagascar 2 yesterday for my sister's birthday. Pretty good. Trying to decide if the first was better. But enjoyed. Great for laughs. Would have gone to Australia, but it was an hour longer and we ran out of time. Any other Christmas movie news?

     
  • At 1:12 PM, December 19, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi all, this is my latest installment on the Chistopher Showerman Weather Forum. We were spared the worst and only got about 6 inches of snow rather than the 12 they said was possible. This morning at 5 am when I was outside shoveling it was snowing, sleeting, lightning and thunder all at the same time. Actually thought it was sort of neat. The roads were covered but not bad at all to drive on if you know (or remember for those west coasters) how to drive in it. Yes a white Christmas is likely as they say Saturday and Wednesday are likely additional snow falls. yippee!(not)

    Tim

     
  • At 3:45 PM, December 19, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Tim...I'll add my bit to the CS Weather Forum! We got plastered overnight. My husband thinks 8-10 inches new white stuff. Postperson couldn't get in our driveway. It was only half shoveled. I had to run out to get a package. (Our neighbor (snow plowing angels) cleared it out this afternoon. Last I talked to our kids they were in Columbus, Ohio and said it was 50 degrees there. Won't they get a shock! And I understand there's more coming from your way Sat night and again Sunday into Monday. They leave for Wisconsin Tuesday, probably via Chicago. Are you dreaming of a White Christmas yet? Did you say Wednesday too? Dave, hope all's well on the Riviera:)...Sue

     
  • At 7:34 AM, December 20, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sue,
    The "Riviera" is now officially "the Great White North" (ka-roo-ka-coo)! 10 points to anyone who can figure out what the "ka-roo-ka-coo" is referring too.

    CS Weather Forum - ha! When exactly did we commandeer this forum for our own nefarious ends? Bwaa-ha-ha!

    DaveW

     
  • At 7:35 AM, December 20, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    But seriously, on a movie note, did anyone else see "The Day the Eart Stood Still?" I wasn't sure what I would think as I had seen the original (part of my vast DVD/video collection) and will reserve comment but I'm curious what everyone else thought...

    DaveW

     
  • At 6:14 PM, December 20, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Dave...caught a moment while family watching Die Hard 4 again. They love it. While I'm busy in kitchen. Cousins coming to see our kids tomorrow so hope this weather cooperates. ka-roo-ka-coo? Hmmm...
    Have a great pre-Christmas Sunday everyone! AtB/P/Sue PS I asked and they haven't seen the movie yet, but they see most all!

     
  • At 6:15 PM, December 21, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Well everyone, hope most of you aren't in the same weather boat as we are in the Tim/Dave/Sue neck of the woods. Arctic blast. Travel plans changed for many. Including those coming here to see the kids. Coming tomorrow instead. Travel not advised today. Thinking those in L.A. might wish to stay there this holiday season! Perhaps we have to eat our words about ATB winter! But Merry Winter Solstice today anyway! Counting down now. And that makes all the difference! Sue

     
  • At 6:43 PM, December 21, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I suppose it is hard to imagine 7 below with 30 below wind chill temps unless you can stick you hand out the door and feel it for yourself. Dave/Sue, they don't know what they are missing

    Tim

     
  • At 7:20 PM, December 21, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    I forgot to mention the windchill!
    Yes, part of the reason no one came! People were not supposed to be out...Grand Rapids area. And doesn't sound a whole lot better for tomorrow. Hope you don't have to go anywhere...except maybe we should hop a flight to CA:) Florida counts, but not going there until February! Probably be a warm snap here then! That did happen one year. I remember it well. It was the February thaw when we bought our pop-up camper when the kids were little. Anything for a warm thought!Sue

     
  • At 2:52 PM, December 22, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sue, I heard on the westher today that LA where "Mr. my t-shirt is almost not warm enough" lives had 49 and rain today. Too bad, at least we has sun! The glitter off the ice cycles was spectacular! Can only get that type of gleem with sub zero temps.

    Tim

     
  • At 6:36 PM, December 22, 2008 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    OK, I admit - I wore a SWEATER AND A COAT. It was almost unlivable. Somehow I survived. I know what 30 below feels like - and you have my condolances.

    Tim, thanks for including the link to your pictures - WOW! Fantastic progress!! Bravo!

    Thanks you three for keeping the forum hoppin lately! Love your comments!

    If you need a good fun movie, please go see Yes Man. Jim Carrey at his best again, and with a real upbeat message woven in there too.

    Hope you all are having a safe and happy holiday season.

    All Things Possible,
    Chris

     
  • At 5:58 PM, December 23, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chris
    Happy Holidays to you as well. I ordered you some snow today but Mother Nature delivered it to the wrong address and just dumped it in my driveway. Nothing to drastic, just another 8 inches worth. But at least it has warmed up (28)

    Dave/Sue etal
    Wishing you all the very best for an ATP Holiday. Be careful and be safe

    Tim

     
  • At 10:20 PM, December 23, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Thanks for the holiday wishes and same back to all the forum family. Tim, just wondering what you're getting...I see rain now maybe? Good grief. Rain on top of all this snow...all we need. Started to go for a walk and decided my boots weren't high enough. Told my husband that next time I go out I'd try the snowshoes to blaze the trail. So the light went on...and he went out with them! Kids will be traveling through Chicago tomorrow on way to Sheboygan, WI.
    Everyone appreciated the gift of special socks I found designed for 30 below! Hope the sandle weather is returning to L.A. Sending ATB wishes to all for a safe, warm, and fun holiday experience! Sue

     
  • At 10:26 AM, December 24, 2008 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Merry Christmas you all!

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday with your loved ones & stay warm!
    Big Christmas hugs,
    Ute

     
  • At 1:20 PM, December 24, 2008 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Happy Holiday greetings to the whole forum family, whatever the weather may be on your little patch of the globe. Stay warm you all- and safe. Have a Magical 2009! Big winter hugs to all!

     
  • At 3:00 PM, December 24, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sue
    Today was a heat wave. We had more snow again last night but it was 33 degrees this morning and I shoveled in my shirt sleeves. The warmth is to be short lived as it is supposed to be minus 4 tonight and more snow coming. Then possibly another warming trend with rain(?) this weekend. Hope your family arrived in Sheboygan with out any issues.

    Jaschenka/Ute
    Wishing you the best for the Holidays on your side of the "Big Pond".

    Tim

     
  • At 8:00 PM, December 24, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well, Christmas day is less than an hour away as I type this (Eastern USA time that is)and I just wanted to take a moment to add my Christmas wishes to all! Another year has gone and I'm sure the best year yet is right around the corner.

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

    DaveW

     
  • At 9:16 PM, December 24, 2008 , Blogger Susan said...

    Just past midnight...Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas. Great to see Ute and Jaschenka here at this wonderful time of year. Thanks for the well wishes Tim, for our kids. Assuming no news is good news! We had rainy misty here and ice sheet parking lot at Christmas Eve church service. Just returned. Time to put my feet up, relax with some hot cider and reflect on what a great year we've had in 2008 and think about All Things Fine in 2009! Especially here on the forum. It's been fun. We've had a lively run here on PowerLung...from Tom on down! Hope Chris got some feed back on those. Sounds like some of us got extra breathing exercise in from power shoveling, though. I'll keep you posted on the kids. I could say things should be fine, since our son-in-law is a Marine. Only one thing. He has a sprained ankle at the moment and isn't a lot of help:) Enjoy the day everyone! Sue

     
  • At 6:49 AM, December 25, 2008 , Anonymous Alex said...

    Hi dear friends; hope you're all having a beautiful Christmas! Sue, Dave, Tim (Tim congrats for your progress) i enjoyed reading your comments about weather conditions there in US. Hope all is well for you despite bad weather; here in Northwest Italy it's a snowy Christmas this year! Sending to the whole Forum Family, All Best Wishes for Great Holidays and a Fantastic 2009!
    Take care everyone! ATP!
    Alex

     

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